Katie Yoder

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Associate Culture Editor

Katie Yoder works as the associate culture editor for the Media Research Center. As the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow, Katie's coverage has been instrumental on a variety of issues in relation to the media including family, feminism, entertainment and religion, with a special focus on abortion. Katie has covered life issues from the March for Life and the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell to the videos exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting of baby parts. Her work has received attention from numerous media outlets including Fox News, The Washington Times, EWTN, HLN, and One America News Network. Katie has spoken on these issues in both radio and TV appearances. Before her current position, Katie interned at The Heritage Foundation after graduating from the University of Virginia with a major in English and a minor in Foreign Affairs.

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While the three broadcast networks have resumed coverage of British infant Charlie Gard, their coverage is lacking: only NBC has covered the recent efforts to grant Charlie and his parents permanent residency in the United States.

At their best, sports represent a place where Americans can come together – no matter their differences – to root for their team. Despite the best efforts of liberals at ESPN and other sports media outlets, sports largely defy politics. It’s what makes them special. Important.

But one professional women’s basketball team (and, of course, its media fans) couldn’t care less about being divisive.

The new Charlie Gard hearing could make the difference between life or death for the 11-month-old. His parents, in their fight for him against his hospital and U.K. courts, have won the support of world leaders as well as U.S. medical experts. But instead of covering the infant’s hearing Friday, the networks prioritized the “highly anticipated” photo of pop singer Beyonce’s twins.

It’s “illogical” to oppose abortion by cutting off funding for America’s largest abortion provider – at least, that is, according to The Washington Post.

The president of America’s largest abortion provider is “excited” to inspire Americans with her story. But what she won’t say, is that it’s a story that relies on the destruction of millions of others’ stories. Stories – lives – lost in abortion.

The Washington Post is reading like an online dating profile these days. For proof, look no farther than its latest story by one abortionist who is “ready for someone to love me because I provide abortions” and even reassures readers that “dating an abortion provider can be cool.”

When the liberal media call anything to do with abortion “funny,” they reveal just how out of touch they are. There’s a disconnect both with the pro-lifer who believes one person always dies in abortion, and even with many abortion supporters, who claim it’s a serious choice.

Pro-life leaders are calling on the British Government to reverse what they see as a “death sentence” decision by courts with opinions containing language similar to the “compassion of the gas chamber.”

Accurate coverage of Charlie Gard is “vital,” especially where the story intersects with American healthcare, according to pro-life leaders.


While singer Cher has vehemently attacked President Trump in the past, both she and the president are championing the same cause on Twitter: helping terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard.

While President Trump’s tweets frequently spark debate and controversy, his latest one is oddly inspiring media support – or, at the very least, positive media coverage. The major networks initially refused to cover the story of Charlie Gard. But all of that changed after the president offered to help the terminally-ill British baby.

As Planned Parenthood seeks to capitalize off of Independence Day, it’s forgetting one vital detail: millions of Americans are missing today because of the abortion giant.

The major broadcast networks have no excuse. The case of Charlie Gard has sparked a social media outcry, stories by multiple outlets, a statement by Pope Francis and, now, a tweet from President Trump. But ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to mention the maddening tragedy. The terminally ill British baby, who turns 11-months-old on Independence Day, could lose life support any day now due to the European Court of Human Rights’ decision “in Charlie’s best interests.”

Funding America’s largest abortion provider will reduce abortions, according to its president. Never mind that, as Planned Parenthood receives more funding, its own abortion rate increases. On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards appeared as a guest on Morning Joe to discuss the GOP healthcare bill that proposes to halt federal funding (Medicaid money) from going towards her organization.

In emails acquired by MRC Culture, Twitter confirmed that it’s blocking ads by one pro-life group because of tweets containing everything from ultrasound images to calls for defunding Planned Parenthood.

When California filed charges against pro-lifers investigating Planned Parenthood, the liberal media readily covered the news. But when a judge later dropped most of the charges, the broadcast networks didn’t say a word. It’s called a blatant media double-standard.

History repeats itself. And, today, it’s playing out in the “parallels” between the Middle East and Armenian Genocides. According to one former U.S. ambassador to Armenia, the ISIS genocide against Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East is strikingly similar to that which Armenians faced over a century ago.

Talk about skewed perspective. A new series is winning glowing media reviews after the lead character casually justifies an abortion by arguing it’s “not the right baby.” Netflix’s GLOW takes its name from Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a real life all-female wrestling series televised in the 80s. The fictionalized Netflix comedy, released Friday, stars actress Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder.

Money can’t buy everything. And, whether the media will report it or not, America’s largest abortion provider is proving to be a damning campaign partner. On Tuesday night, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s sixth district special election despite raising $23 million. And while the media raced to spin the news, the broadcast networks left out one juicy tidbit: Planned Parenthood was the second largest spender (or, rather, loser) supporting Ossoff in the costly campaign.

In a media world that guarantees applause (and headlines) for abortion plotlines, Ashton Kutcher’s Netflix sitcom is revolutionary. On June 16, Part 3 of The Ranch premiered on Netflix. Besides serving as executive producer, Ashton Kutcher stars in the show as Colt Bennett, a football player-turned-rancher. Colt is a character who strives to do the right thing, including, most recently, trying to talk his ex-girlfriend out of an abortion.